Jerk jackfruit soft tacos

By Carolyn Simon
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  • 1 tin of young jackfruit (400 milliliters)
  • 1 store bought soft tacos – medium size
  • 1 and a half clove of garlic (mince the garlic first)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon jerk sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4-5 fresh sprigs of fresh thyme

Toppings for soft tacos:

  • Chopped tomatoes (1 large tomato)
  • Chopped 1-2 avocados
  • Can of sweet whole kernel corn
  • Chopped red cabbage, 2 cups

Water seasoning mix:

  • 1.5 cups of water mixed with...
  • 1 teaspoon jerk sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4-5 fresh sprigs of fresh thyme

Coconut lime cilantro sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup of light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon of coconut sugar


  1. Put a pot on the stove, once heated, add one tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Sauté the following: one and a half clove of garlic (mince the garlic first),  1/4 cup of chopped onions.
  3. Once the onions and garlic are lightly browned, add to the pot 1.5 cups of water seasoning mix that you set aside earlier.
  4. Bring to a boil and then let simmer on medium for 20-25 minutes or until water disappears.
  5. The jackfruit should start to break apart, use spatula to help separate the pieces.
  6. Turn on the stove to 350 F when the jackfruit has been simmering for 15 minutes in the pot. Prep a baking pan with aluminium foil. 
  7. Once most of water has disappeared and jackfruit is softened, transfer and spread the jackfruit to the foil. Bake for 30 minutes. At the 15 minute mark, turn over the jackfruit for even cooking.
  8. While the jackfruit is baking, prep a medium size tortilla and the other toppings(chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, corn, and red cabbage)
  9. When the jackfruit is browned enough, take out the oven. Add two tablespoons to the middle of tortilla. Add toppings : Chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, corn, and red cabbage.
  10. Drizzle Coconut cilantro sauce over the soft taco filling.

Coconut cilantro sauce:

  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients.


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